Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
If he were the kind of horse to eventually settle down, I would probably just let that happen, since not a lot spooks him enough to warrant him pulling back in the first place. But I've seen him when he feels trapped, and he sort of gets dramatic.....he fights harder and harder until theres no more stress ;) Both of these situations have been where his head was secured, and he ended up breaking whatever restrained him, and then looking at me like I was the crazy one. On the off chance that he does spook and he needs to be released, a thick cotton lead rope and a cement wall are probably going to do more damage to my horse than he'll do to them.
If I had money to buy a few cheap lead ropes, I'd turn him loose in the round pen and let him figure out for himself to yield to pressure on his head in a panic situation, but sadly I do not.
Last edited by justsambam08; 01-24-2010 at 07:38 PM.